Dec
09

citrus sea salt

I participated in a white elephant gift exchange with my colleagues this past week. We used a fun poem for the exchange. It is never easy to pick a gift when you are unsure of the recipient. 

I knew I wanted to give a gift that would be only be useful, (NOT something that had potential to be re-gifted,) I also wanted to give a gift that displays my excitement for delicious food.  I decided to make a batch of this Citrus Salt and pair it with a kitchen apron and a recipe book. Cute, right? I could have used that kitchen apron last week while I was baking cookies….. 

This Citrus Sea Salt is simple to make and offers a distinctive quality. Who would NOT love to be the recipient of a gift that will keep on giving over and over again in various homemade dishes including: Chocolate Mousse with Sea Salt, Lemon Chickpea Lentil Soup, Citrus Collards with Raisins Redux, Olive Oil, Lemon, & Sea Salt Sundaes, Lemon Asparagus Soup, or Margarita Guacamole.

citrus sea salt

Citrus Sea Salt
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups coarse sea salt (I used Himalayan Pink Sea Salt)
  • 4 tablespoons of zest from a combination of limes, lemons, or oranges
  • a really cute sealable jar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Mix the salt with the zest and spread evenly on a baking sheet.
  3. Place in the oven and bake for 1-2 hours until the zest is dry. (I use a convection oven and only had to bake for 1 hour). Turn once, if possible.
  4. Put the salt mixture in to a food processor and pulse until evenly mixed.
  5. Pour the salt mixture in to a sealable jar & decorate.

citrus sea salt

 

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